can you freeze cow's milk? : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

Dear People,

I was wondering if anyone out there knew if it was alright to freeze cow's milk or cream (before the expiration date) for later consumption?

I've had a heck of a time trying to find out and would appreciate any efforts/wisdom that would push me in the right direction..

peace, Teri Daley

-- teri daley (, June 24, 2002


teri, I freeze whole milk and cream. I live alone and don't use much milk at a time so I'd waste it if I didn't freeze it. Just make sure you leave quite a bit of head room for expansion when it's frozen. Milk will sort of seperate so it needs to be shook up after it thaws and works well in cooking.

-- Kathy Aldridge (, June 24, 2002.

teri, here's a website with dairy information, there's info on freezing milk. I freeze it longer than they recommend but that's just me.

-- Kathy Aldridge (, June 24, 2002.


thank you for the tips...i too comsume milk a little at a time and will appreciate this method greatly. i sent a thank you note directly to your address, sending one here just in case it doesn't make it to you for some reason.


-- Teri Daley (, June 25, 2002.

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